Oct 31, 2022 in Life Coaching
7-Year Itch Relationship Advice.
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
So you've probably heard about the 7-year itch in relationships. But what does it actually mean? Once couples reach the 7-year mark, the relationship usually begins to decline and both partners have bypassed the honeymoon phase.
Couples commonly feel as though their relationship isn't working and they no longer feel satisfied and content.
One of the highest risks of divorce is between 1-2 years and then from 5-8 years. Given this fact, the 7-year itch poses a high risk of breaking up.
Despite the statistics, you and your partner can overcome this 7-year itch and work together to revive your relationship. Don't let your relationship reach its expiry date!
See the divorce statistics and which years pose a low, average and high risk of divorce along with the most common reasons.
Why Do Relationships Suffer at the 7-Year Mark?
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Usually, couples become so comfortable with each other and their relationships. This causes it to decline as the novelty wears off and there is no longer that spark to keep it alive.
Often at times, both partners no longer appreciate each other or lose interest completely. It leaves both feeling "bored". Couples also find it difficult to connect with each other emotionally and physically.
Signs and Symptoms of the 7-year Itch
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Taking each other for granted
When you and your partner have stopped caring for each other, it means you're taking one another for granted. Also, not appreciating the little things is another sign.
Arguing and fighting constantly
Do you find yourself arguing and disagreeing too often? Usually about the same things over and over again? This is another symptom of the 7-year itch.
See how you can improve arguments into learning conversations with your partner. Read this article by John Donlon, Online Counselor.
Learn the necessary skills for resolving conflict in a relationship. Read this article by Jennifer Lehr, Online Therapist.
No longer spending time together
At the beginning of every relationship, couples usually have "couple time". You have date nights and look forward to it. However, when you're going through the 7-year itch, you and your partner will no longer plan to spend time together. Or you prioritize work, family and friends over your spouse.
Cannot confide in each other
Another sign of the 7-year itch is when you and your partner start keeping secrets and you can no longer confide in each other. Whenever you find yourself in a situation or have an issue, you just cannot bring yourself to talk to your spouse about it.
Constantly criticizing one another
Besides arguing and fighting too often, when you and your partner are continuously criticizing each other, it's another sign. It can be little things that you find yourself picking on your partner for.
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Disagreements on financial issues
Whether it’s your financial goals or budgeting for the month, you and your partner cannot agree on money matters.
What Can You Do to Overcome the 7-Year Itch?
This period is difficult for any couple who is faced with it. However, not all hope is lost. Your relationship can still survive it. As mentioned above, the years 5-8 are the highest risk of divorce and the lowest is between 9-15 years. So, all you have to do is get through this tough stage.
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